The NFL is heading into its final stages of another action packed season.
This weekend saw the Divisional Round take place where the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs booked their place in next weekend’s Conference Championships.
The two Championship games will see the 49ers face the Eagles and the Bengals take on the Chiefs with the winners reaching the 57th Super Bowl that’s set to take place on Sunday, February 12.
The weekend’s events started on Saturday with both of the top seeds, the Chiefs and the Eagles, winning their respective matches.
The Chiefs triumphed 27-20 in their contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars while the Eagles came through in comfortable fashion against the New York Giants by winning 38-7 having racked up a 28-0 lead at half time.
This was followed the next day by a 27-10 victory for the Bengals against the Buffalo Bills before the 49ers completed the line up by coming through a close contest against the Dallas Cowboys with a score of 19-12.
It’s all set up for a fascinating end to the playoffs where it’s still difficult to call who will eventually come out as Super Bowl winners.
The favourites are perhaps the Kansas City Chiefs.
The 2020 Super Bowl winners have reached the Championship round for the fifth season running but they have a concern over the fitness of their star quarter-back Patrick Mahomes.
One of the best players in the NFL, Patrick Mahomes, went down with an ankle injury during the first quarter of the Divisional Round game, but returned after half time to throw two touchdowns and help the Chiefs to victory.
The injury is believed to be a high ankle sprain and Mahomes, himself is confident about his fitness for the next game.
The Philadelphia Eagles though cannot be discounted, especially considering their emphatic win against the Giants, as well as this season’s break out star in Jalen Hurts in their ranks.
However, no team can be ruled out and the Bengal’s victory against the Bills was highly impressive while the 49ers defence is possibly the best in the league.
It’s all set up for an interesting and tense end to the playoffs.